This IA page presents (primarily) a compilation of excellent long-distance (DX) radio-reception of AM radio stations at nighttime as received on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kauai, and Oahu, Hawaii, but this page also has quite a bit of my coastal Northern California Beverage antenna recordings (Point Reyes NS DXpeditions in 1982-1984 and 2008, Goat Rock, Sonoma County January 1990).
This page also has quite a bit of MediumWave/AM-BCB DX recorded globally on trips I have made abroad.
The Hawaiian MW-DX session recordings have been compiled from cassette-tapes between 1986 and 1991 during several DX sessions I undertook during my residency on Hawaii Island ('The Big Island'), using various radio receivers, including a Realistic DX-200 and Kenwood R-1000.
Various long antenna wires including long "Beverage" wire-antenna(s) (phased in a few instances) were employed to make these astounding long-haul receptions. It was back in the times of when there were many "clear-channels" in North America, far less band congestion, and many recordings of rare Pacific Islands now off the MW band exist in this presentation.
In Hilo I employed two end-fed antenna wires: one high up and one trailed along the ground amongst shrubbery into a ravine and I employed a home-brew antenna-phasing-unit to null out interfering station and and/or noise. A few of the Hawaiian recordings in 1986 were made whilst I was DXing at Dr. Richard E. Wood's Puna District home via one of his many Bev. antennas using my Kenwood R-1000.
This page as such is wholly dedicated in memory of Dr. Richard E. Wood then living in Hawaiian Paradise Park toward the end of Maku'u Drive, at a quiet soff-grid homested adjacent to a Ohia Tree forest reserve where he had several Beverage antennas radially oriented from his lovely quiet (near-shore) QTH home in the Puna District of the Big Island of Hawaii (his photo is herein) - really cool fellow and so fascinating also! A fine friend as well...
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(I admit here that, after about 1990, I dropped out of being in a MW DXing radio club, vastly preferring to concentrate my DXing efforts into audio-documenting/recording my DX receptions rather than amassing logs for radio-publications and in lieu-of writing stations for QSL verifications, etc. I have always been a kind of 'free-spirited rebel' in that regard...
Stephen P. McGreevy, N6NKS. (More additions from Hawaii 1986-91 and November 2010, as well as many other really cool DX locations around our truly beautiful Planet Earth I have brought my AM/MW receivers with me are included herein, also.
Point Reyes, California DXpeditions/Goat Rock, Sonoma County coast (California - 1990): Also included are audio files from Point Reyes, California (Marin County) on the coast, DXing with a Beverage antenna in the early 80's (has spectacular Hawaiian, Pacific and Asian reception). I was also using the same receivers at Point Reyes as in Hawaii in 1986-91 (Kenwood R-1000, Realistic DX-200). 1990 Goat Rock/Sonoma MW/LW amazing LOWfer and MEDfer DX beacon recotrdings from the "heydey" or medfer beaconeering back then.
Additional Hawaii DXpedition Recordings: I have also uploaded audio files of a January 1986 (LW, MW) DXpedition to Kauai that had absolutely spectacular solar-minimum, (very) long-haul reception, including to the Middle East! Additionally, some highlights of recordings from my November 2010 MW DXpedition (only a Tecsun An-100 loop!) on the Windward Coast of Oahu (Kahuku/Malaekahana Point area) are herein.
This archive.org DX page originally was just a compilation of AM-BCB DX compiled from Hawaii DXpeditions, but now has been greatly expanded with a variety of fascinating DXpeditions to the California coast, western/central Canada (B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, the NWT - those during my VLF expeditions), small samples from my travels to Russia (2009), incredible China (2013); and Iceland (2016).
Do consider these recordings a global-collection of broadcasting "air-checks" as well as an audio "peek" into what broadcasting on AM/MW sounded like during the time-periods of these recordings.
The February 1990 "Goat Rock" recordings (with Jim Ericson, KG6EK-sk) made from Sonoma County's mouth of the Russian River includes fascinating reception/archival recordings of the peak/heydey of lowFER and medFER beacon DX before the expansion of the AM-BCB into the 1620 to 1700 kHz region (and I caught a rare Chinese transmitter-test on 1640 kHz (//5880) that lasted maybe 20 minutes!).
Some of the most entertaining things about these recordings are all of my commentary interspersed throughout, sometimes quite hilarious - note that I was age 19 in 1982...
>>>>> This is all dedicated to Dr. Richard E. Wood, whom I met on the Big Island in August 1986, and became a good friend of this great of MW-BCB DXing. <<<<< (JPG photo of him herein).
Oahu, Hawaii - November 2010: Some highlights are included in this page of recordings, but also a newer page is available (uploaded 25 November 2010) of my November 2010 return to Hawaii:
Between 15-21 November 2010, I returned to Hawaii, choosing a location on north-east (Windward) side of Oahu, Hawaii to extensively DX the AM/Mediumwave Broadcast Band and a bit of HF (beacons, etc.) and FM broadcast stations (fascinating Inter-Island-tropo on the FM-band noted) as well. About 10 hours of MP3 recordings are now at:
A few select recordings from my November 2010 Oahu Dxpedition are also on this page too. This recent November 2010 Hawaiian DXpedition supplements all of the other recordings you will hear on this page of older DXpeditions of mine. Enjoy! SpM.
Also at Internet Archives is a great compilation of MP3 audio files of AM/MW radio DXing and local AM/FM radio-dial scans made in St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; and in the midst of the Baltic Sea on a ferry (15 to 19 September 2009) by Stephen P. McGreevy, at: